Yesterday I heard political journalist, Keith Baldry, say that he wouldn't be surprised if school didn't start until October. October??
I don't want to get too political on this blog, and there's plenty of information and opinions floating around, but bottom line - it's the kids that are suffering the most. Instead of the beginning of the school year being exciting for kids who get new stationery and new clothes, now they don't know what's happening, or have to wait to use it. They will have to make up for lost time, and it's very likely the school year will run longer next June as well.
And parents are left scrambling to find day care for younger kids as they return to work or regular schedules most likely without any holidays left after this summer (since school had also ended abruptly last June). What a terrible situation to be in - for the students, the teachers and the parents. What a mess!!
Back to School! has now been replaced by Back to School?